ASTM C1705 / C1705M - 09

    Standard Specification for Structural Cementitious Panels

    Active Standard ASTM C1705 / C1705M | Developed by Subcommittee: C27.40

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.05


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers structural cementitious panels. Structural cementitious panels are non-combustible, water durable, fiber reinforced inorganic composite panels intended for use as structural panels. Structural cementitious panels can be used as floor, roof and wall sheathing when fastened to supports spaced in accordance with the appropriate span rating.

    1.2 This specification defines minimum performance requirements for structural cementitious sheathing panels with respect to structural performance, dimensional stability performance, dimensional tolerance, noncombustibility, surface burning characteristics, long-term durability, water durability, mold resistance, density, moment capacity and bending stiffness.

    1.3 This specification also defines a policy to assure on-going product quality by detecting changes in panel properties that may adversely affect panel performance. Required audits of quality activities by a third party quality assurance agency are also defined.

    1.4 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C1185 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Non-Asbestos Fiber-Cement Flat Sheet, Roofing and Siding Shingles, and Clapboards

    C1704/C1704M Test Method for Sampling and Testing Structural Cementitious Panels

    D1037 Test Methods for Evaluating Properties of Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials

    D1761 Test Methods for Mechanical Fasteners in Wood

    D3273 Test Method for Resistance to Growth of Mold on the Surface of Interior Coatings in an Environmental Chamber

    E84 Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials

    E136 Test Method for Behavior of Materials in a Vertical Tube Furnace at 750C

    E330 Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference

    E661 Test Method for Performance of Wood and Wood-Based Floor and Roof Sheathing Under Concentrated Static and Impact Loads

    G21 Practice for Determining Resistance of Synthetic Polymeric Materials to Fungi


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.10 (Cement. Gypsum. Lime. Mortar)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30160000(Interior finishing materials)


    DOI: 10.1520/C1705_C1705M-09

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